Celebrating Luis Stillmann at 100
Luis and Miriam (Buba) Stillmann
In January, the Latin American Committee marked the 100th birthday of its dear friend Luis Stillmann with a special celebration online. The event brought Luis’ many friends and admirers together from every corner of the globe, from Mexico to Israel to Austria.
Luis, a Holocaust survivor originally from Hungary, co-founded the Mexican Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute nearly 40 years ago and has been an active member of the International and Executive Boards of the Weizmann Institute for more than 20 years. For his tremendous contributions to the Institute, he was awarded a PhD honoris causa in 2013.
The virtual birthday fete included greetings from past presidents of the Weizmann Institute, leaders of the Mexican Association, members of the International and Executive Boards, and friends and family— all paying tribute to Luis at a unique celebration befitting his unique spirit.
Weizmann President Prof. Alon Chen opened the event, which also included a musical performance by the Israeli duo Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat.